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Venture Capital Accountants and Auditors

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In recent years, demand has grown for accountants (especially certified public accountants, or CPAs) and auditors as a result of the growing complexity of business transactions and the passage of a variety of laws (such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) that require companies to be more transparent regarding their finances. “During the last 20-odd years, CPAs have become some of the most important decision makers in business,” according to Start Here, Go Places, an accounting career Web site created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. “If it wasn’t for CPAs, businesses wouldn’t know when to invest more capital. Or when to grow. Or downsize. They might even be out of compliance with current laws. Their superhuman ability to create, analyze, and interpret financial info makes them the first to know where the company stands and where it’s headed.”